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Aug 9, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 (1974) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In six movements linked together: Elegy :   Adagio   – Serenade :   Adagio   – Intermezzo :   Adagio   – Nocturne :   Adagio   – Funeral March :   Adagio molto   – Epilogue :   Adagio Released in 1976, Shostakovich assisted in the production of this recording before his...
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Aug 6, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 118 (1964) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. This was the first recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original 1979 L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 30 by Bob Varney.
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Aug 5, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 117 (1964) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Five movements performed without pause: Moderato con moto, Adagio, Allegretto, Adagio, Allegro. This recording was released in 1979. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original...
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Aug 3, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 142 (1972-73) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo...
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Aug 2, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 138 (1970) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP...
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Aug 1, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108 (1960) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1975, this was the first recording in what would become the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP...
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Jul 27, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 107 (1956) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 29 by...
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Jul 26, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 92 (1952) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. In three movements played continuously: Allegro non troppo - Andante - Moderato.  Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the...
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Jul 24, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 12 in D flat major, Op. 133 (1968) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1977. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO...
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Jul 23, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83 (1949) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1977. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 23 by...
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Jul 20, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (1946) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 28 by...
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Jul 18, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 (1966) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Released in 1978. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 28 by...
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Jul 15, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Recorded in December 1977 and released in 1979. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original...
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Jul 14, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49 (1938) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet: Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola; Ioan Davies, Cello. Recorded in December 1977 and released in 1979. The Fitzwilliam Quartet was the first group to record all 15 of Shostakovich's string quartets. The recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original...
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Jun 23, 2017 Ernesto Lecuona
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The Music of Ernesto Lecuona. Piano compositions by Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963). The First Piano Quartet: Adam Garner, Vladimir Padwa, Frank Mittler and Edward Edson. Active from 1941 until 1972, the quartet made many recordings, performed numerous concerts and even received an Academy Award nomination in 1954 for a movie short in which they appeared: "The First Piano Quartette". This recording dates from 1948. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set CO 41 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Lecuona, piano, quartet, Garner, Padwa, Mittler, Edson, 78
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Jun 17, 2017 Bunny Berigan
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Bunny Berigan Plays Again. Bunny Berigan (1908-1942), trumpet with the Bunny Berigan Orchestra. These tracks were recorded in 1937 & 1938 and reissued in 1952 in this "Treasury of Immortal Performances" set. The 1937 recording of "I Can't Get Started" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975. Transfer from the RCA Victor two-record 7" extended play 45 rpm set EPBT 1003 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Berigan, trumpet, 45, jazz
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Jun 14, 2017 Richard Rodgers
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Victory at Sea Volume III. Symphonic suite composed by Richard Rodgers for the NBC early 50's television series "Victory at Sea". Arranged for orchestra by Robert Russell Bennett and with Mr. Bennett conducting the Victory at Sea Orchestra. RCA may have gone a bit over the top with the added sound effects here, but this third record allowed RCA to issue all of the music used in this much watched TV series. Transfer from the original 1961 RCA Victor mono LP LM-2523 by Bob Varney. 
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Jun 13, 2017 Richard Rodgers
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Victory at Sea Volume II. Richard Rodgers, composer. Orchestral arrangement by Robert Russell Bennett. The RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Russell Bennett. The symphonic suite of music from the 1952 NBC WWII documentary proved to be as durable and as popular as the television series itself. In the late fifties, RCA produced new recordings and issued three LPs of the score. Transfer of the original 1958 RCA Victor mono LP LM-2226 by Bob Varney.
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Jun 8, 2017 Richard Rodgers
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Victory at Sea Volume I. Music by Richard Rogers. Arranged and conducted by Robert Russell Bennett with the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. This is an orchestral suite from the score for the early 50's NBC television production of the same name. Actually, Bennett contributed original music to the project beyond the 13 themes Rogers provided but Rodgers gets the composer credit nevertheless. This is the 1959 second recording of the score, which expanded to three volumes issued by RCA Victor....
Topics: Rodgers, Bennett, Layton, Victory at Sea
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Jun 5, 2017 Constant Lambert
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Les Patineurs (The Skaters) - Ballet by Constant Lambert (1905-1951). Robert Irving (1913-1991) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Lambert adapted and arranged extracts from two operas by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) for this ballet score: L'Etoile du Nord and Le Prophete. Recorded in London circa 1953. Transfer from the original London mono LP LL 651 by Bob Varney.
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Jun 3, 2017 Jules Massenet
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Ballet music from the 1885 opera Le Cid by Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Robert Irving (1913-1991) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Robert Irving was a well regarded 20th century conductor of ballet music. Transfer from the original circa 1953 mono London LP LL 651 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ballet, Le Cid, Massenet, Irving, London
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May 25, 2017 Ignace Paderewski
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Golden Anniversary Album. Ignace Paderewski, piano. Issued to mark the 50th anniversary of Paderewski's first Carnegie Hall concert (November 17, 1891), it also coincided with his death in June, 1941. Apparently, Victor sent the five record set out to stores with only four records; the buyer could make the fifth record their choice from other Paderewski recordings. In my set, the wild card record was the Beethoven/Paderewski. Probably  a common choice as it was a best seller for him. The dates...
Topics: Paderewski, piano, anniversary, Carnegie, 78
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May 11, 2017 Josef Hofmann
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Piano Recital. Josef Hofmann, piano. A collection of Duo-Art piano roll recordings by Hofmann made beginning in 1918. The Duo-Art recording and playback technique allowed the original performance to be heard nearly exactly as it was played. You could say it was the first method for high fidelity recording. Hofmann made approximately 60 of these piano rolls. Transfer from the Distinguished Recordings LP DR 105. Recorded circa 1960; the piano used for playback is not noted. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Piano, Hofmann, Duo-Art
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May 4, 2017 McPartland, Wilson, Larkins & Hines
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Concert in Argentina: Marian McPartland (1918-2013), piano; Teddy Wilson (1912-1986), piano; Ellis Larkins (1923-2002), piano; Earl "Fatha" Hines (1903-1983), piano. These four jazz piano giants toured South America in 1974. The concert in Argentina was recorded and issued as a double album. Recorded in Buenos Aires in November, 1974. Transfer from the Halcyon stereo LP set HAL 113 by Bob Varney. Side 1:   Marian McPartland         Rockin In Rhythm             Time...
Topics: McPartland, Larkins, Ellis, Hines, Jazz, Piano
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Apr 23, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No.1 in F major, Op.10 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. Recorded December 14, 1971 at Philharmonic Hall, New York City. Originally issued as Columbia Masterworks M-31307 in 1973. Transfer from the 1983 reissue CBS Records Masterworks Portrait stereo LP MP-38750 by Bob Varney.
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Apr 19, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Cello Concerto No.1 in E-flat major, Op.107 by Dimitri Shostakovich. Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Mason Jones, solo horn. Recorded November 8, 1959 at the Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia. This is the second recording of the concerto, the first (also by Rostropovich) having been made only a month before in Moscow. Transfer from the CBS Records Masterworks Portrait LP MP 38750 by Bob Varney. (Originally released as MS 6124.)
Topics: Shostakovich, Rostropovich, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Cello
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Apr 15, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet & Strings, Op.35 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). I Musici de Montreal conducted by Maxim Shostakovich. Dimitri Shostakovich, Jr. piano; James Thompson, trumpet. Recorded in August 1984 in Montreal at Church of St. Pierre Apotre. Transfer from the original Chandos stereo LP ABRD 1120 (a digital recording). Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Montreal, Piano, Trumpet
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Apr 9, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Chamber Symphony, Op.110a by Dimitri Shostakovich. (Transcription of Shostakovich's String Quartet No.8 for chamber orchestra by Rudolf Barshai.) I Musici De Montreal conducted by Yuli Turovsky. Five movements played without interruption: Largo, Allegro molto, Allegretto, Largo, Largo. Recorded in the Church of St. Pierre Ap ôtre, Montreal in August 1984. Transfer from the original Chandos LP ABRD 1120 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Turovsky
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Apr 4, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No.5, Op.47 by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony Orchestra of New York (The New York Philharmonic). Recorded in New York City in October, 1958. Transfer from the original Everest stereo LP SDBR-3010 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Stokowski, symphony, Everest
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Mar 27, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 by Dimitri Shostakovich. Clifford Bensen, piano and the Alberni String Quartet: Howard Davis, violin; Peter Pople, violin; Roger Best, viola; & David Smith, cello. Recorded in England in October, 1977. Transfer from the original CRD Records Limited stereo LP CRD 1051 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bensen, Alberni, Quartet, Shostakovich, Quintet
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Mar 24, 2017 Sir Benjamin Britten
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String Quartet No.1 in D major, Op.25 by Sir Benjamin Britten. The Alberni String Quartet: Howard Davis (violin), Peter Pople (violin), Roger Best (viola) and David Smith (cello). Recorded in England in October, 1977. Transfer from the original CRD Records stereo LP CRD 1051 by Bob Varney.
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Mar 19, 2017 Dimitri Shostakovich
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Violin Concerto No.1, Op.99 by Dimitri Shostakovich. The Philharmonic Symphony of New York (The New York Philharmonic) conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos. David Oistrakh, violin.Oistrakh gave the premier performance of this work in October, 1955 in Leningrad. Just over two months later, he made this premier recording in Carnegie Hall on January 2, 1956. Transfer from the original mono Columbia Materworks LP ML 5077 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Oistrakh, Mitropoulos, violin, concerto
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Mar 16, 2017 Joseph Haydn
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Symphony No.101 in D major, "The Clock" by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Howard Barlow (1892-1972) conducting the Columbia Broadcasting Symphony. Recorded in New York City on July 8, 1940. Transfer from the original Columbia 78 set M-459 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Haydn, Symphony, Clock, Barlow, Columbia, 78
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Mar 2, 2017 Lionel Hampton
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Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra 1948. Lionel Hampton with his big band including Fats Navarro, Benny Bailey, Charlie Mingus, Milt Buckner, Teddy Buckner, Johnny Board, Wes Montgomery, Leo "The Whistler" Shepard, Johnny Sparrow and others. Recorded at various venues across the US in 1948. The audio quality is generally not very good as the Alamac Record Company pulled these tracks from a variety of sources, including air checks and bootlegged recordings. Shady origins or not, it's...
Topics: Lionel Hampton, Navarro, Bailey, Mingus, Buckner, Montgomery, Shepard, Sparrow, Jazz
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Feb 24, 2017 Louie Bellson
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"The Amazing Artistry of Louis Bellson" Louie Bellson (1924-2009), drums; Ralph Martin, Piano; Don Elliot, mellophone, vibes, trumpet and bongos; Joe Puma, guitar; Bob Paterson, bass. Recorded in 1955 and issued on an extended play 7" 45 rpm record. A couple of things to note: Bellson's full name was Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni. Also, he was married to Pearl Bailey for 38 years (1952-1990). Transfer from the original Norgran Records 7" mono 45 by Bob...
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Feb 22, 2017 Verdi - von Weber
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Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) Conducts: Invitation to the Dance by Carl Maria von Weber and Overture to La Forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi. Recorded circa 1954, probably in Carnegie Hall in NYC. Issued on a single 7" red vinyl "45 Extended Play" by RCA Victor. In the 50's, record companies issued music in many genres on 45s. A 7" 45 can hold up to 10 minutes of music on a single side. Transfer from the original RCA 45 rpm single ERA-125 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Toscanini, Verdi, von Weber, RCA, 45
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Jan 26, 2017 George Gershwin
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Highlights from Porgy and Bess. George Gershwin. Lawrence Tibbett (Porgy), Helen Jepson (Bess) with Alexander Smallens and Nathaniel Shilkret conducting the orchestra and chorus from the original Broadway production. This was the premier recording of music from Porgy and Bess and was recorded in October, 1935, just days after the New York City premier. Note that Tibbett and Jepson were white. For recordings with original cast members, see Decca's records from the early '40s or Columbia's...
Topics: Gershwin, Porgy, Bess, Tibbett, Jepson, Smallens, Shilkret, 78, opera
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Jan 20, 2017 The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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The Last Set at Newport. The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Dave Brubeck, piano; Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax; Alan Dawson, drums; Jack Six, bass. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI on July 3, 1971. If you're used to Paul Desmond and his Selma Super Action alto sax, then Gerry Mulligan and his baritone sax brings a whole different sound to the quartet. Transferred from the original Atlantic stereo LP SD 1607 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Brubeck, Mulligan, Newport, Jazz
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Jan 18, 2017 The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Newport 1958 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Recorded live at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Bass – Joe Benjamin , Drums – Joe Morello , Piano – Dave Brubeck , Saxophone – Paul Desmond . Transfer from the original Columbia mono LP CL 1249 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Newport, Brubeck, Desmond, Morello, Benjamin, Columbia, Jazz
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Jan 15, 2017 Charles Ives
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Symphony No. 4 by Charles Ives (1874-1954). The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). Associate conductors: David Katz and Jose Serebrier. Members of the Schola Cantorum of New York, Hugh Ross, director. Ives composed this work in 1916, around the time Stokowski made his first acoustic recordings. Fifty years later, Stokowski conducted the premier performance of the symphony in 1965 and followed with this premier recording the same year. Transfer from the...
Topics: Ives, Stokowski, Symphony, Columbia
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Jan 12, 2017 Leos Janacek
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Capriccio for Piano Left Hand and Chamber Orchestra by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). The Caramoor Festival Orchestra, Julius Rudel, conductor, Hilde Somer, piano. Recorded in 1966. Transfer from the original Desto stereo LP DST-6427 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Piano, Janacek, Rudel, Somer
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Jan 11, 2017 Leos Janacek
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Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). The Caramoor Festival Orchestra, Julius Rudel, conductor, Hilde Somer, piano. Recorded in 1966. Transfer from the original Desto stereo LP DST-6427 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Concertino, Janacek, Caramoor, Rudel
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Jan 7, 2017 Olivier Messiaen
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L'Ascension by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London on June 22-23, 1970. Transfer from the London Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series LP SPC 21060 by Bob Varney. The full titles for the movements are: 1. Majesty of Christ beseeching His Glory of the Father 2. Serene Allelulias of a Soul yearning for Heaven 3. Allelulias on the Trumpets, Allelulias on the Cymbals 4. Prayer of Christ ascending to the...
Topics: Messiiaen, L'Ascension, Stokowski, London
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Jan 6, 2017 Charles Ives
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Second Orchestral Set by Charles Ives (1874-1954). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Chorus Master: Arthur Oldham). Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London on June 22-23, 1970. Transfer from the London "Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series" LP SPC 21060 by Bob Varney. The three movements are titled as follows: 1. An Elegy to Our Forefathers 2. The Rockstrewn Hills Join In the People's Outdoor Meeting 3. From Hanover Square North at the End of a...
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Dec 19, 2016 Aaron Copland
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Appalachian Spring, a ballet by Aaron Copland. The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. This is the premier recording of Appalachian Spring, dating from 1945, the year following the ballet's first performance. Conductor Artur Rodzinski commissioned Copland to write an orchestral suite from the ballet score. Koussevitzky and the BSO promptly made a recording. Note that there are four performing versions of Appalachian Spring: 1944 (13-player complete), 1945 (orchestral...
Topics: Appalachian, Copland, Koussevitzky, Boston, 78
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Dec 17, 2016 Giuseppe Verdi
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Solenne in quest'ora (Swear in this hour) by Giuseppe Verdi. From La Forza del Destino. Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957), tenor and Giuseppe De Luca (1876-1950), baritone. Recorded February 24, 1927. This is an early electrical recording. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 12" disc 8069 (A side)  by Bob Varney.
Topics: Solenne, Verdi, Gigli, De Luca, Victor, 78
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Dec 13, 2016 Bela Bartok
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String Quartet No. Six by Bela Bartok. The Tatrai String Quartet: Vilmos Tatrai, first violin, Mihaly Szucs, second violin, Jozsef Ivanyi, viola, Ede Banda, violincello. Recorded in 1967. Transfer from the Dover stereo LP HCR-ST-7274 by Bob Varney.
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Dec 8, 2016 Bela Bartok
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String Quartet No. Five by Bela Bartok. The Tatrai String Quartet: Vilmos Tatrai, first violin, Mihaly Szucs, second violin, Jozsef Ivanyi, viola, Ede Banda, violincello. Recorded in 1967. Transfer from the Dover stereo LP HCR-ST-7274 by Bob Varney.
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Sep 1, 2016 Giacomo Puccini
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Ah Mimi, tu piu (Ah Mimi, false one) from Act IV of La Boheme by Puccini. Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957), tenor and Giuseppe De Luca (1876-1950), baritone. Recorded February 24, 1927. This is an early electrical recording. Transfer from the original Victor Red Seal 12" disc 8069 (B side)  by Bob Varney.
Topics: Gigli, De Luca, Boheme, Puccini, Victor, 78, Piu
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Aug 31, 2016 Mozart
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No.13 for Strings in G Major, K.525) by Mozart. The Pro Arte Quartet with Claude Hobday, double bass. Recorded in 194_? Transfer from the original RCA Victor 12" 78 set M-428 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Nachtmusik, Mozart, Pro Arte, RCA Victor, 78, Hobday
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Jul 29, 2016 Sergei Prokofiev
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The Love For Three Oranges, Op.33 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953).  Written in 1919, the work premiered in Chicago in 1921. Conductor: Bogo Leskovich   Orchestra:   Slovenian National Opera, Ljubljana Orchestra and Chorus   CAST:   Role / Performer         King of Clubs: Latko Koroshetz       The Prince: Yanez Lipushchek       Leandro: Danilo Merlak       Princess Clarissa: Bogdana Stritar       Pantaloon: Vekoslav Yanko       Truffaldino: Drago Truden       Celio:...
Topics: Prokofiev, Three Oranges, Opera, Leskovich, Slovenian
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Jul 21, 2016 Benjamin Britten
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Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op.15 by Benjamin Britten. Mark Lubotsky, violin with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten. Recorded in London in 1971. Transfer from the original London stereo LP CS 6723 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Violin, Britten, Lubotsky
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Jul 19, 2016 Benjamin Britten
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.13 by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Sviatoslav Richter, piano with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten. Recorded in London in 1971. Transfer from the original London stereo LP CS 6723 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Richter, Britten, Piano, Concerto
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Jul 15, 2016 Stephane Grappelli
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"Stephane Grappelli" Stephane Grappelli (1908-1997), violin; Claude Cavalli & Leo Petit, guitars; Guy Pederson, bass; Daniel Humair, drums. Recorded in Paris March 7-9, 1972. Transfer from the original Everest Records Archive of Folk & Jazz Music stereo LP FS 311 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Grappelli, Everest, Violin, Jazz
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Jul 13, 2016 Maurice Ravel
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Daphnis and Chloe: Ballet in One Act by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Charles Munch (1891-1968) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Robert Shaw (1908-1999) directing the New England Conservatory Chorus and Alumni Chorus. Andy Warhol did several of the drawings found in the liner notes for this album. He was a commercial illustrator during the 50's and designed many album covers as well. Recorded in Boston in 1955. Transfer from the RCA Victor mono LP LM-1893 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Daphnis, Chloe, Ravel, Munch, Boston, Shaw, Chorus
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Jul 2, 2016 Dmitri Shostakovich
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Symphony No. 5, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded December 1, 1952 at the 30th St. Studios in New York City. Originally issued in 1953 as Columbia mono LP ML 4739. This transfer comes from the subsequent reissue P 14185 (Columbia Special Products). What's special (not) is that has been re-recorded to simulate stereo. Transfer by Bob Varney.
Topics: Shostakovich, Symphony, Mitroploulos, Columbia, New York Philharmonic
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Jun 28, 2016 Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op.40 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995), piano, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ettore Gracis. Recorded in London in November, 1957. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S 35567 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Rachmaninoff, Michelangeli, Gracis, Concerto
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Jun 27, 2016 Maurice Ravel
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Piano Concerto in G Major by Maurice Ravel. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920-1995), piano, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ettore Gracis. Recorded in London in November, 1957. This is the first stereo recording of Ravel's concerto. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S 35567 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Ravel, Michelangeli, Concerto, Philharmonia, Gracis
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Jun 22, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 5 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from September 25 - 28, 1978. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2771/2 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Symphony, Czech, Supraphon
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Jun 22, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 4 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from August 23 - 26, 1977. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2771/2 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Czech, Supraphon, Symphony
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Jun 20, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 3 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from October 14 - 18, 1977. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2771/2 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Symphony, Supraphon
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Jun 18, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 1 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from February 8 - 15, 1977. Transfer from the original ProArte / Supraphon stereo LP PAL-1006 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Symphony, Czech
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Jun 17, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Inventions, H.234 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Emil Leichner, piano. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague March 3 & 4, 1977. Transfer from the original Pro-Arte / Supraphon stereo LP PAL-1006 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Leichner, Supraphon
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Jun 16, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 2 by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from January 9 - 14, 1976. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2096 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Symphony, Neumann
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Jun 15, 2016 Bohuslav Martinu
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Symphony No. 6 (Fantaisies Symphoniques) by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Neumann. Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague from January 9 - 14, 1976. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo/quadraphonic LP 1410 2096 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Martinu, Neumann, Supraphon, Czech
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Jun 12, 2016 JS Bach
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E. Power Biggs Plays Bach in the Thomaskirche. E. Power Biggs (1906-1977) performs organ works by J.S.Bach in St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig, Germany where Bach served as cantor for 27 years from 1723 to 1750. The church has a rich musical history that includes many notable composers and musicians over the centuries. Recorded in East Germany in 1971. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP KM-30648 by Bob Varney.    
Topics: Bach, Biggs, Organ, Thomaskirche, Columbia
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Jun 11, 2016 Sir Edward Elgar
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Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op.47 and Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op.20 by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934). The Solo Quartet: Rodney Friend and John Willison, violins; John Chambers, viola; Alexander Cameron, cello. (This is the B side of Paul Tortelier's recording of Elgar's cello concerto.) The serenade is in three movements: Allegro piacevole, Larghetto, and Allegretto. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S-37029 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Solo, Quarrtet, Strings, Elgar, Angel
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Jun 10, 2016 Sir Edward Elgar
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Concerto in E Minor for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op.85 by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Paul Tortelier (1914-1990), cello with Sir Adrian Boult (1889-1983) conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1973. Transfer from the original Angel stereo LP S-37029 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Elgar, Boult, Tortelier, Cello, Angel
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Jun 9, 2016 Teddy Wilson
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"Teddy Wilson" The Teddy Wilson Sextet. Teddy Wilson, Piano, Charlie Shavers, Trumpet, Specs Powell, Drums, Red Norvo, Vibraphone, Remo Palmieri, Guitar, Al Hall, Bass. Recorded in New York City during May & June, 1945. Transfer from the Everest Records Archive of Folk and Jazz Music LP FS263 by Bob Varney. (Note: This is one of those "Electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo" LPs.)
Topics: Wilson, Everest, Piano, Jazz
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Jun 6, 2016 Gerry Mulligan
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Mainstream of Jazz. The Gerry Mulligan Sextet. Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax, Zoot Sims, tenor sax, Jon Eardley and Don Ferrara, trumpet on various cuts, Bobby Brookmeyer, trombone, Bill Crow, bass, and Dave Bailey, drums. Recorded on various dates in 1955 and 1956 in New York City. Transfer from the EmArcy (division of Mercury) mono LP MG 36101 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mulligan, Sextet, EmArcy, Mercury, Jazz
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Jun 3, 2016 Pearl Bailey
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The One And Only Pearl Bailey Sings. Pearl Bailey (1918-1990), vocals, with the orchestra conducted by Don Redman. Recorded in 1956. Transfer from the original Mercury mono LP MG 20187 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Bailey, Redman, Mercury
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May 26, 2016 Robert Wright & George Forrest
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Song of Norway. Operetta written by Robert Wright and George Forrest, adapted from the music of Edvard Grieg and the book by Milton Lazarus and Homer Curran. Original cast recording includes Lawrence Brooks, Helena Bliss, Robert Shafer and others from the original Broadway production. However, Kitty Carlisle filled in as the female lead, replacing Irra Petina who had contractual obligations to Columbia. Recorded in 1945. Transfer from the original six record Decca 78 set DA-382 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Song, Norway, Operetta, Carlisle, Decca, 78
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May 17, 2016 Aaron Copland
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Dance Symphony by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, Recorded in London in 1969 and part of Columbia's "Copland Conducts Copland" series of recordings. Three movements: (1) Introduction: lento; molto allegro, (2) Andante moderato, (3) Allegro vivo. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP MS 7223 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Copland, Dance, Symphony, LSO
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May 16, 2016 Aaron Copland
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Short Symphony (Symphony No.2) by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, Recorded in London in 1969 and part of Columbia's "Copland Conducts Copland" series of recordings. This is the premier recording for this work. Transfer from the original Columbia stereo LP MS 7223 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Copland, Symphony, Columbia, LSO
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May 15, 2016 Jean Sibelius
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Symphony No.2, in D, Op.43 by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting "members of" the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in New York City in 1954. Transferred from the original RCA Victor mono LP LM-1854 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Sibelius, Symphony, Stokowski, RCA
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May 13, 2016 Ezio Pinza
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Italian Songs of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Ezio Pinza (1892-1957), bass with Fritz Kitzinger, piano. Despite there being currently (2016) about 50 recordings on CD available by the greatest bass of the 20th Century, this recording is not among them, probably because of the very specialized material. Recorded in 1948. Transfer from the original RCA Victor 78 set M-766 by Bob Varney. More details: Lasciatemi morire = Let death now come : from Arianna / Monteverdi ; trans. by P. Floridia Alma...
Topics: Pinza, Kitzinger, RCA Victor, 78, Italian, bass
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May 10, 2016 Hector Berlioz
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Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14 by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Charles Munch (1891-1968) conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in Boston in 1955. Transfer from the original RCA Victor Red Seal mono LP LM-1900 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Fantastique, Berlioz, Munch, Boston, RCA
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May 5, 2016 Claude Debussy
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Children's Corner Suite (abridged) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded in New York City in 1959 using Everest Records' technique of using 35 mm film stock as a recording medium. There are only three of the six movements here as I believe this was filler for what is a mostly Prokofiev album. Debussy doesn't even get a credit on the album cover. Included are: Jumbo's Lullaby, Little Shepard,...
Topics: Debussy, Stokowski, Everest
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May 4, 2016 Sergei Prokofiev
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The Ugly Duckling, Op.18 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Regina Resnik, soprano with Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Recorded in New York City in 1959 using Everest Records' technique of using 35 mm film stock as a recording medium. Transfer from the original Everest Records stereo LP 3108 by Bob Varney.  
Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Everest, Resnik
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Apr 30, 2016 Sergei Prokofiev
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Cinderella Ballet Suite by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) conducting the Stadium Symphony of New York (the New York Philharmonic). Movements: 1) Fairy of Spring and Fairy of Summer 2) Cinderella Goes to the Ball 3) Cinderella at the Castle 4) Cinderella and the Prince 5) Cinderella's Waltz-Midnight 6) Apotheosis - Finale Recorded in New York City in 1959 using Everest Records' technique of using 35 mm film stock as a recording medium. Transfer from the original...
Topics: Prokofiev, Cinderella, Stokowski, Everest
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Apr 18, 2016 Claude Debussy
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Fifteen Piano Pieces by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Walter Gieseking (1895-1956), piano. Recorded in 1954. Transfer from the original mono Angel LP 35026 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Debussy, Gieseking, piano, Angel
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Apr 18, 2016 Beethoven
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Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op. 58 by Beethoven. Clifford Curzon, piano with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch. Recorded circa 1953. Transfer from the original London mono LP LL-1045 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Piano, Concerto, Beethoven, Curzon, Vienna, Knappertsbusch, London
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Apr 14, 2016 Benjamin Britten
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Four Sea Interludes, Op.33a and Passacaglia, Op.33a (both from the opera Peter Grimes) by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). The interludes are named: Dawn - Sunday Morning - Moonlight - Storm. André Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1976 in stereo/quadraphonic. Transferred from the original Angel LP S-37142 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Interludes, Grimes, Passacaglia, Britten, Previn, Angel, quadraphonic
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Apr 14, 2016 Benjamin Britten
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Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20 by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Andr é Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1976 and it's a stereo/quadraphonic recording. Transfer from the original Angel LP S-37142 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Britten, Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, quadraphonic
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Apr 13, 2016 Mily Balakirev
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Symphony No.1 in C Major by Mily Balakirev (1837-1910). Sir Thomas Beecham conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in London in 1957, This appears to be the first LP recording of this work. Transfer from the original Angel LP 35399 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Balakirev, Beecham, Royal Philharmonic, Symphony, Angel
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Apr 12, 2016 J.S. Bach
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Bach Transcriptions. JS Bach. Orchestral transcriptions of Bach's works by Leopold Stokowski. Stokowski conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. (Stoky was 90 at the time of this recording.) Recorded at the House of Artists in Prague on September 7 & 8, 1972. Recorded and processed in Phase 4 Stereo by Decca Records. (Phase 4 was Decca's rather gimmicky approach to stereo recording with individual instrument placement controlled through 20-track mixing.) Transfer done from the original...
Topics: Bach, Stokowski, London, Decca, Phase-4, Czech
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Apr 10, 2016 Sergei Prokofiev
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Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63 by Sergei Prokofiev. Itzhak Perlman, violin with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Genady Rozhdestvensky. Recorded in London in 1982. A digital recording. Transfer from the original EMI Angel LP DS-37800 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Violin, Concerto, Prokofiev, Perlman, BBC, EMI
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Apr 9, 2016 Sergei Prokofiev
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Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19 by Sergei Prokofiev. Itzhak Perlman, violin with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Genady Rozhdestvensky. Recorded in London in 1982. A digital recording. Transfer from the original EMI Angel LP DS-37800 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Violin, Concerto, Prokofiev, Perlman, Rozhdestvensky
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Apr 1, 2016 Sergei Prokofiev
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Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Van Cliburn (1934-2013), piano, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Hendl. Recorded in 1961 in Chicago. Lewis Layton, responsible for many of RCA's "Living Stereo" recordings, was the recording engineer. Transfer from the original RCA Victor stereo LP LSC-2507 by Bob Varney. 
Topics: Prokofiev. piano, concerto, Chicago, RCA, Cliburn, Hendl
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Mar 15, 2016 Maurice Ravel
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Maurice Ravel Plays Ravel. Maurice Ravel, piano. The fidelity of this recording derives from the Duo-Art piano recording mechanism which allowed for capture and playback of the actual performance with all its nuances. Recorded circa 1925 and played back on a Steinway Duo-Art piano for this 1966 Everest recording. Everest Stereo X-912. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Ravel, piano, Everest, Duo-Art
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Mar 12, 2016 Mozart
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Quintet in D Major for Strings, K.593 by Mozart. Milton Katmins, viola with the Budapest String Quartet. Recorded December 12 & 13, 1946 at the Liederkranz Hall in New York City. Transferred from the original Columbia 78 set MM-708 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Mozart, Quintet, Strings, Budapest, Columbia, 78
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Mar 10, 2016 Gabriel Fauré
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Elegie for Cello and Orchestra, Op.24 by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). Janos Starker, cello, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Walter Susskind, conductor. Recorded in London in 1956. Transferred from the original Angel stereo LP S 35417 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Faure, Starker, Cello, Philharmonia, Susskind
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Mar 9, 2016 Antonin Dvorak
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Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Janos Starker (1924-2013), cello with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind. Recorded in London in 1956. Transferred from the original Angel stereo LP S 35417 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Cello, Concerto, Dvorak, Starker, Philharmonia, Susskind
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Mar 1, 2016 Darius Milhaud
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Concerto No.2 for Violin and Orchestra by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Andre Gertler, violin with the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vaclav Smetacek. Recorded in 1972 at the Smetana Hall in Prague. Transfer from the original Supraphon stereo LP 1 10 1120 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Milhaud, violin, concerto, Gertler, Smetacek
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Feb 25, 2016 Niccolo Paganini
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Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra by Niccolo Paganini. Franco Gulli, violin and the Orchestra da Camera dell' Angelicum, Luciano Rosada, conductor. Recorded in Italy in 1963. Only the solo violin part for this piece was handed down to us from Paganini. In 1959, Federico Mompellio completed the orchestral part to create a reconstructed concerto. This is the premier recording of the work. Transferred from the original Decca Gold Label stereo LP DL 710081 by Bob Varney.
Topics: Paganini, Violin, Concerto, Gulli, Decca
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Feb 25, 2016 Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44 by Camille Saint-Saens. Philippe Entremont, piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. A 1966 stereo recording: Columbia ML 6178. Transferred from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Saint-Saens, piano, concerto, Entermont, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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Feb 17, 2016 Camille Saint-Saens
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Piano Concerto No.2, Op.22 by Camille Saint-Saens. Philippe Entremont, piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. A 1966 stereo recording: Columbia ML 6178. Transferred from the original LP by Bob Varney.
Topics: Saint-Saens, piano, concerto, Entermont, Ormandy, Philadelphia, Columbia
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Jan 13, 2016 Richard Strauss
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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This 1945 RCA Victor recording was issued as one of the first widely distributed examples of vinyl used for commercial records. Named the "DV" series and saying "Red Seal Deluxe" on the label, the records for this 30-issue series were made from red vinyl and had a spiral design embedded in each disc. This was the first in the series, and preceded the...
Topics: Eulenspiegel's, Strauss, Boston, RCA, Victor, 78
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Jan 1, 2016 Gioachino Rossini
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The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi, Luigi Alva, and Nicola Zaccaria. The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Alceo Galliera. Recorded February 7-9 & 11-14, 1957 at Methodist Hall, Kingsway, London. Transferred from the original stereo Angel LP set CL-3559 by Bob Varney.
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Topics: Barber, Seville, Rossini, Callas, Gobbi, Alva, Philharmonia, Galliera, Angel
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Dec 7, 2015 Franz Liszt
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Piano Music of Liszt. Gyorgy Sandor, piano. Recorded in 1945 (?). Transferred from the original Columbia Masterworks 78 RPM set MM-602. Transfer by Bob Varney.
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